Here you will find important tips and useful information for Guyana.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in US dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas
Local currency / ISO Code
Guyana dollar GYD
Currency exchange rate
GYD 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ GYD 0.00 (07/2015)
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
The Travel Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
Cashless payments are rarely possible in this country.
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).
Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
Currency laws are subject to change at any time.
- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/220 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Caracas (Venezuela), Centro Letonia, Torre Ing-Bank, piso 15, Av. Eugenio Mendoza y San Felipe, La Castellana
Tel. +58 212 267 95 85
8.30 - 12.30 h (Mon - Thu)
8.30 - 12.30 h and 15.00 - 17.00 h (Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Driving exposes travelers to substantial risks.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in Georgetown.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Piracy is common in Guyana waters and is also directed at merchant vessels and yachts.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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